Fifteen years of providing accommodation for cancer patients who must travel for cancer treatments was marked with a celebration at the Southern Interior Rotary Lodge today.
“Cancer is a life-changing event, and when families are faced with this difficult journey, anything we can do to help makes a big difference,” said Steve Thomson, Kelowna-Mission MLA. “This facility provides a supportive and compassionate environment, and we are proud to be celebrating 15 years of caring today.”
The lodge is operated by the Canadian Cancer Society and offers a home away from home to patients receiving cancer care and treatment at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior.
The lodge offers a variety of amenities from air conditioned rooms to a dining room, ample garden space, activity room and library.
Freemason drivers are available to transport guests to and from cancer treatments. A wig bank, breast prosthesis bank and healing touch sessions are also available for guests. In addition, Look Good Feel Better workshops, which teach beauty techniques to patients, are held three times per month.